DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Dick Van Patten (aged 86)
Richard Vincent Van Patten (December 9, 1928 – June 23, 2015) was an American actor, businessman, and animal welfare advocate, whose career spans seven decades of television. He was best known for his role as patriarch Tom Bradford on the ABCtelevision comedy-drama Eight Is Enough.
DEATH: Van Patten died at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California, on June 23, 2015, at age 86. Complications from diabetes were the listed cause.